A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt,has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC to always seek the consent of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike before executing projects in the state.
Justice Enebeli while delivering judgement, granted a declaration sought by the government that under Rivers State Land Law,and Urban Development Law, the NDDC or its agent have no power to claim any land or execute any project in any part of Rivers State without the consent of the government.
This is in reference to sixty planned projects by the NDDC which resulted in the suit.
Governor Wike had in 2017 through the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice of the state. sued the NDDC,its former Managing Director,Nsima Ekere and former Executive Director and former Executive Directo,r Finance and Administration,Derek Mene to Court for carrying out activities in the state without the consent of the government.